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Huish Woods Campsite Manager

Responsible to: Blackdown District Scouts Executive Committee
Location: Huish Woods Campsite, West Hatch, Taunton, TA3 5RH
Term: Permanent (with 12-month probation period)
Salary: £18,200 per annum
Hours: 25 per week (annualised)
Working pattern: Due to the nature of the role, evening and weekend work will be essential. This will depend on the needs of the campsite
Line management responsibility for Campsite Administrator, Cleaner
Key contacts: District Commissioner, Blackdown District Trustees, local Scout and Guide groups, local Schools and other Youth groups
Holiday entitlement: 6 weeks (inc. bank holidays)

Core Purpose

This is an exciting opportunity to join the Blackdown Scout Team, managing and shaping the future of Huish Woods Campsite. We are looking for somebody who is passionate and enthusiastic about providing the best possible experiences for young people who are visiting the campsite; ultimately developing their skills for life.

The purpose of the role is to lead the daily operation of Huish Woods Campsite, ensuring that an excellent standard is provided to all visitors. This will include ensuring the maintenance of the site, the safe operation of all activities, encompassing marketing, administration and customer service.

The role also involves the development of the campsite so that it continues to be a thriving hub of activity for young people, from Scouting as well as other youth organisations.

How To Apply

Key dates
The closing date for applications is 14th February 2020.
Interviews are to be held week commencing 2nd March 2020 at Huish Woods Campsite.

Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter explaining why you believe you are a suitable candidate to

Further information
For more information, visit or contact Pam Gaines, District Commissioner (


Nature and the outdoors are languages that can be learned. Once you identify a beech tree, tie a clove hitch or cook a simple meal over a fire that you’ve built yourself, you’ll never forget it.'
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